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The Plasticity of Well-Being Research network, funded by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, is one of six research networks across the country that NIH is supporting to advance our understanding of emotional well-being.

Faculty and experts from the Center for Healthy Minds are leading the effort, which will include pilot research projects, collaborations, and scientific meetings focused on interventions and prevention strategies with partners at UW–Madison, Northwestern University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The goal of the network is to identify ways to measure people’s emotional health and well-being in everyday life and understand how flexible those aspects of well-being could be with effective, culturally relevant interventions and training.

Center for Healthy Minds Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Northwestern UniversityUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison

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The Plasticity of Well-being Network aims to refine and test key concepts that advance the study of emotional well-being as well as to develop innovative measures of the key pillars of well-being.



Collaborators of the Plasticity of Well-Being research network bring expertise in a broad range of fields, including psychology, neuroscience, microbiology, community-based research, electrical and computer engineering, population health and biology, and the humanities. Learn more about the investigators.

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